HOCKEY club captain Jen Clark, of Downend, received the Unsung Hero Award at England Hockey’s awards dinner in Leicester.
Without her knowledge, Jen was nominated by her club, Wick Ladies Hockey Club, for her dedication and hard work, both on and off the pitch for many years.
Jen lives and breathes the game, with her whole social calendar revolving around hockey.
Through her playing, and latterly her coaching skills, she has been instrumental in helping players to develop their skills and confidence on the pitch. Last season, although a frustrating one for her because of injury, she was always on the sideline encouraging her team, who play at The Met Academy in Fishponds.
Her enthusiasm was rewarded, as Wick 2nds were crowned champions of Berkeley League Division Three.
In her role of club captain she also was instrumental in the club being one of the first in the country to achieve Sport England’s Club Mark accreditation.
Due to the success of the year Wick will be starting a 3rd team in September and are holding ‘Back to Hockey’ sessions on August 21 at The Met. Visit www.wickhockeyclub.com for more details.